Announcements for the week of March 24, 2013
Maundy Thursday, March 28 Before we can understand the miracle of Easter, we first must reflect upon the pain and agony of the cross. Maundy Thursday Service is a time where we remember Jesus’ gift of Holy Communion and also his betrayal on the night before he was crucified. It is one of the more beautiful and powerful services that Asbury has each year. Make plans to attend this special worship service at 6:oo pm. Childcare will be available for children ages 4 and under.
On Easter Sunday we will have two IDENTICAL services, the first at 9:00 a.m. and the second at 10:40 a.m. Make plans to be with us, and bring a friend to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord!
Asbury Playschool registration (for kids ages 2 to pre-K) is open to all Asbury Church members and regular attenders. Contact Cindy McDonald for more information @ 601-582-4686.
Confirmation Classes to Start – Pastor Andy and Jeff, our student minis er, will be starting Confirmation Classes for 7th & 8th graders in April. Letters will be going out to students and parents. If you do not receive a letter, but are interested in your child taking this class, please contact Andy or Jeff at the church office (601-545-3006).
NEW TEXTING PROGRAM We’re trying to improve our communication here at Asbury! We now can send mass text messages from the church and from specific church ministries. To sign up for general church messages, please text the word “Asbury” to 601-863-8112 and hit send!
To receive texts from specific ministries, text one of the following keywords to the same 601-863-8112 number:
Youth—receive messages from our Youth Pastor Jeff West about activities and notifications for youth in 7th – 12th graders.
Children—receive messages from our Children’s Director Susan Bounds about activities and notifications for children ages birth to 4th grade.
PTY—receive messages from our PTY leaders about activities and notifications for 5th & 6th graders.
College—receive messages from Mission & Discipleship Pastor Brian Hinnant about activities and notifications for college-age and young adults.
Connect—receive messages from Small Group Connections coordinator Brenda Wilkerson about upcoming classes.
Relief—receive messages from Mission & Discipleship Pastor Brian Hinnant about disaster relief and other efforts.
Men—receive messages from the Methodist Men’s group.
You can be on multiple lists, so please send one text per keyword for as many as you may need/want. We’ll add more as we get used to this new system and if the need arises.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE There will be many opportunities to serve in Petal over the next few weeks/months. Please look for e-mails and Facebook posts that will tell of specific needs around our community. Contact Pastor Andy @ 601-596-2247 or our Missions & Discipleship Pastor Brian Hinnant @ 601-434-1104 if you have time to serve on a team. The need is great!
COLLEGE & YOUNG ADULTS Asbury has a thriving College & Young Adult ministry led by Brian Hinnant. This group meets weekly at 7:30 pm on Sunday nights at the Hinnant’s home (19 Popcorn Point, Trailwood West). They participate in a variety of small group projects, attend the annual Passion Conference, have Bible study and so much more. Contact Brian at email@example.com.
STUDENT LIFE @ COVENANT COLLEGE is May 27-31. $60 deposit is due NOW. Limited number of spots still available. Speaker is Ed Newton. Worship leader is the band Rush of Fools!
2013 Grads—We need photos of all our upcoming high school and college graduates! High school: we want lots of pictures (digital, please)—from childhood to senior portrait—to include in our review. College: A current picture or senior/graduation portrait. Please get them to Jeff West or the church office by April 30th! The Baccalaureate breakfast and service will be on Sunday, May 5th!!
BASECAMP 2013—Make plans to be a part of BaseCamp this summer! Mark your calendar for June 19-23! We need ADULT volunteers to work with student crews and leaders for day camps and other areas. Talk to Brian Hinnant if you can help. Be Salt & Light at BaseCamp!
DOWNLOAD THE ASBURY APP for your smart phone! Go to the Android marketplace or Apple App store and search for Asbury Church, or go tohttp://get.thechurchapp.org/share/asbury-church. The App gives you instant access to sermons, bulletins, announcements, prayer concerns, Andy’s devotions and more!